Anyone know what a "Giclee" print is?

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  1. SteveLa

    SteveLa Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking to buy some reprinted historical photographs. They are listed as Giclee prints and they are considerably more pricey than regular photo reprints. Does anyone know what "Giclee" is? Is it some sort of high quality paper or something?
     
  2. Prentice Cotham

    Prentice Cotham Supporting Actor

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    Giclees are high-res reproductions of an original works of art. It uses a different process than what a lithograph might use. It uses a sophisticated inkjet technology and sprays the ink on the medium (paper, canvas, etc) to produce very vibrant colors that last longer. I've got a few giclees, one of the Iron Giant that is amazing. If you can spend the extra bucks, go for the giclees.
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I have a few giclees of paintings and they're magnificent. All are printed on canvas with additional "textures" added by the artist after printing.
     
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